Pakistan, India & Bangladesh : South Asian train service proposal

Pakistan’s nod for South Asian train service proposal

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Railways Ministry has “technically approved” an Indian proposal to launch a South Asian train service linking Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan and forwarded it to the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Commerce for further evaluation. The proposal was floated by the Indian Railways two weeks ago, the Dawn quoted officials as saying. Experts had acknowledged the potential of the South Asian route and they see it as “more easy to operate,” the officials said. The three countries have broad gauge tracks and their operating systems are similar. Officials of the Railways Ministry said experts had suggested that the Dhaka-Delhi-Lahore train service was “viable in all respects.” The service could be extended to Karachi or Islamabad if the need arose, they said. “The initial trials would be container operations followed by passenger services,” said a report prepared by experts. The Indian proposal came in the backdrop of reports that the Economic Cooperation Organization planned to launch an Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul train service.

Source – The weekly Contact, Sept 16-22, 2009, issue- 318

PPP on positive track but the message is not getting to constituents

Reported By: Khalid Hashmani, USA

Washington DC, September 24, 2009 – A few members of Washington’s Sindhi community met the Minister of Sindh fo Education last week at an informal gathering. There was a candid exchange of views between the participants and the Minister about the plight of Sindhis and performance of PPP government in Sindh so far . The minister said that the government of Sindh is on the positive track but the story of their achievements is not getting reaching to their Sindhi constituents as Sindhi media is mostly focused on criticizing the government.

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Ayaz Latif Palijo elected as central President of Awami Tahreek

Ayaz Latif Palijo

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Hyderabad Pakistan: Ayaz Latif Palijo elected as new Central President of Awami Tahreek in annual elections held here in Hyderabad today. Newly elected 51 members Central Executive Committee includes Muhammad Khan Bhurgri elected as Central General Secretary, Sayed Alam Shah as Senior Vice President and Abdul Qadir Ranto as Media Secretary and 14 other office bearers.

The Awami Tahreek (Peoples Movement of the masses of Sindh) formally announced 46 days historical Long March of 760 kilometers (8th Oct to 22 Nov 2009 from Kandhkot to Karachi) in its first phase of PEACEFUL RESISTANCE against tyranny, corruption, autocracy, lawlessness, unemployment and terrorism. The March shall be led by Mr. Rasool Bux Palijo and new president Ayaz Latif.

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Download free Sindhi mp3 songs

Website of Kishin and Raj Juriani – Download free sindhi mp3 songs.

Report by Deepak Keswani, Ulhasnagar, India

Kishin Juriani and Raj Juriani has been singing for Sindhi community for years now. They have National and International fan following because of their mesmerizing voice and great song collections.

Do visit and also refer to your Sindhi friends and relatives about this site. There are hundreds of songs and videos being distributed free on site. If you like the collection you can download or order for CDs and DVDs. You can also register your mobile number to get the SMS update for the shows and new music releases from Just send message “ON RajMusicParty” to 9870807070.

Deepak Keswani

Ulhasnagar City Portal

People’s Republic of China at 60: socialist revolution, capitalist restoration

By Chris Slee

Courtesy: Links International

September 23, 2009 — October 1 will mark 60 years since Mao Zedong proclaimed the creation of the People’s Republic of China. This followed the victory of the People’s Liberation Army, led by the Communist Party of China (CCP), over the US-backed Kuomintang (Chinese Nationalist Party, KMT).

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Your heart takes care of you, but are you taking care of your heart? Some things about your heart can’t change- like your family history- but there’s still a lot you can do to keep your heart healthy.  Getting active, losing weight, eating green and colorful vegetables and fruits, quitting smoking and reducing stress are all ways of being good to your heart. Add garlic, ginger, and fiber to your diet by eating legumes (kidney beans, black beans,  lentils may help lowering cholesterol, fight the buildup of cardiovascular plaque and lower the blood pressure.

Musharraf rewarded militant who slit throat of Indian officer

Illyeas Kashmiri, a militant commander who fought in Jammu and Kashmir in the 1990s and is believed to have been killed in a recent US drone attack, was once rewarded by Pervez Musharraf for “slitting the throat” of an Indian Army officer in 2000, a media report said. Kashmiri, a commander of the Harkat-ul-Jehad al-Islami, was reportedly killed in a drone attack in North Waziristan last week.

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